New Haven Farms
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|Posted On:||Thursday, 11th January 2018|
New Haven, CT
P.O. Box 8953, New Haven, CT 06532
About New Haven Farms
New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate eight urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic diseases and food insecurity. Farm members receive produce baskets combined with farm education, hands-on cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit newhavenfarms.org.
The Program Assistant is an essential part of our Farm-Based Wellness Program (FBWP) . S/he will work directly with the Program Director as to ensure the highest level of program delivery. Their primary responsibilities will be to assist in participant recruitment, program coordination and manage our team of Community Health Ambassadors (CHA). The FBWP runs for 16 weeks, from the end of May through September. Educational sessions promote healthy behavior change and develop participants’ knowledge of healthy eating.
This position requires being in the field 40% of the time, driving and working in an office setting 60% of the time. While in the field, frequent lifting, moving, or carrying supplies up to 25 pounds, including use of stairs, is required. General office duties include: computer work, filing, phone communication, copying. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable any qualified person to perform the essential job duties.
This is a seven month, part-time position beginning March 1. You are expected to work at least 20 -25 hours per week. The position is a part-time hourly position.
Email a resume and a cover letter describing why you are applying and your relevant experience to nhfrecruitment@newhavenfarms.
It is the policy of New Haven Farms, Inc. that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning disability and physical disability.